The first Kingsman was a surprise hit for FOX, and fans were delighted to hear that the studio had greenlighted the sequel. With Matthew Vaughn returning to direct and most of the cast coming back as well, there is plenty to get fans excited.
Star Taron Egerton spoke to Collider about the upcoming project, a film that wasn’t guaranteed a sequel unless a fantastic script warranted one. Luckily for fans that turned out to be the case.
“I remember when we finished the first one I was like, ‘This is a franchise right?’ and [Vaughn] said, ‘Well it depends on the first one. I’m not doing it unless the script is right.’ And he went away and him and Jane Goldman, his writing partner, wrote a really bloody good script. That’s always the most important thing; good director, good script, you’re on your way. It was hard, it was a tough shoot, it always is on that thing, but I think it’s gonna be amazing.”
The original Kingsman was a unique blend of spy thriller and comedy with some heavy violence thrown in, and the sequel will be no different.
“It’s f****** mental, but it’s what people like and it’s what Matthew is good at. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s awesome… It’s bigger and it feels more ambitious, really. There are more characters, the world is explored in more detail. This weird version of reality where these spies exist is kind of explored more. I know Matthew’s announced a lot about the fact that we discover a sister organization based in America called the Statesman. They’re richer than us, they’ve got cool shit.”
Kingsman: The Golden Circle is directed by Matthew Vaughn with Dave Gibbons, Jane Goldman, and Mark Millar on writing duties. The film stars Taron Egerton (Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin), Julianne Moore (Poppy), Colin Firth (Harry Hart), Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal (Jack Daniels), Mark Strong (Merlin), Halley Berry (Ginger), Vinnie Jones, and Sophie Cookson (Roxy).
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be in theaters on October 6, 2017.